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Installing Office 2010 on a machine with Office 2003/2007

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by undergraduate, Apr 3, 2013.

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  1. undergraduate

    undergraduate Thread Starter

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    Hey guys, my wife is taking a course that requires her to install Office 2010. The issue is that she wants to preserve her current setup which includes Office 2003 and 2007 existing side-by-side on her Windows 7 (64-bit Home Edition) notebook.


    The 2003/2007 setup is not one that she really wants to mess with (i.e., she has no interest whatsoever in uninstalling the two Office suites that she currently has), so ideally she would like to have Office 2010 installed temporarily (for the duration of her course) on the machine without interfering with the current setup.


    What is the most painless way of doing this that does not involve shelling out for a second computer?
     
  2. Keebellah

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    Hi, welcome to the forum,
    I had a similar situation here but in the end I opted out.

    I removed both Office 2003 and 2007 and installed 2010, I then used virtual XP and installed 2003 there, 2007 and 2010 are too similar and the dll's will 'bite' along the way.

    Even my 2003 and 2007 gave me issues after some time.

    Have you checekd what the Microsoft Support site says?
     
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